10 Sci-Fi Films About Mars You Can Watch Online
1. Mars Attacks!If you're in the mood for a bizarre but hilarious black comedy, Mars Attacks! from director Tim Burton should fit the bill perfectly. Based on a trading card series from the 1960s, this B-movie parody features an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Annette Bening, Jim Brown, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, Danny DeVito and Christina Applegate. Full of campy goodness, exploding landmarks, and Sylvia Sydney gleefully exclaiming "They blew up Congress!," Mars Attacks! is definitely worth watching, and you can rent or buy it instantly on Amazon.
2. Total RecallOne of Arnold Schwarzenegger's many well-known roles is that of 21st-century construction worker Douglas Quaid, who discovers that everything he thinks he remembers about his life are all false memories that have been implanted in his brain. So of course (because this is Ah-nold we're talking about), much violence and impressive stuntwork ensues, as Quaid travels to Mars to figure out who he is and why he has been living a false life.
There's a new remake of Total Recall coming out Aug. 3, so if you'd like to prepare by watching the original, you can see the trailer on YouTube and buy Total Recall to watch instantly on Amazon.
3. Red PlanetWith a stunningly low Rotten Tomatoes rating of just 14%, Red Planet isn't exactly a marvel of modern cinema. It is, however, a mildly entertaining adventure movie about a group of scientists sent to try to colonize Mars as impending ecological disaster threatens Earth. The mission goes horribly awry, though, and becomes a fight for survival on the Red Planet. Amazon Prime members can watch Red Planet for free, and non-Prime members can rent or buy it instantly.
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